The Dewey Hughes Memorial Bike Ride

The Tour de Lure is a 71-mile charity bike ride in western North Carolina that winds through McDowell County, up Stone Mountain, through Chimney Rock and around Lake Lure before heading back to McDowell County via the Assault on Mt. Mitchell route with a total ascension of of 5600’. The event also includes a shorter 23-mile Fun Ride that's great for those new to cycling. Riders will enjoy the well-marked course, few turns, ride support, post-ride lunch, and shower facilities.

This year, we're excited to include the Indoor Tour de Lure as a ride option. The indoor event is limited to 20 participants and will feature a video of the Tour de Lure route projected on a screen to give you the outdoor experience on an indoor bike!

This event supports the YMCA of WNC of Annual Campaign to ensure that no child, family, or adult is turned away from our programs because of their inability to pay. Your participation in this event directly supports the YMCA’s cause to build a healthier western North Carolina.


2018 Tour de Lure


Click to Register for 2018 Tour de Lure

Pre-registration is now closed

Onsite Registration: Saturday, March 31, 7:30-8:45 a.m., $65 (cash or check preferred)

Registration opens Oct. 1, 2017

Early Bird Registration, October 1-3: $45

Oct. 4, 2017 to Feb. 14, 2018: $50

Feb. 15 to noon on Thurs., March 29, 2018: $55



Indoor Tour de Lure (space is limited to 20 participants)

Pre-registration is now closed

Onsite Registration, Saturday March 31, 7:30-8:45 a.m.: $35 (cash or check preferred)

Early Bird Registration, Oct. 1-3, 2017: $20

Oct. 4, 2017 to Feb. 14, 2018: $25

Feb. 15 to noon on Thursday, March 29, 2018: $30

Onsite registration and packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on  March 31, 2018.
This is a rain or shine event and all registrations are nonrefundable.

Ages: 16+

Questions? Email Sadie Simpson or call 828 652 5903


Event FAQs

Check out the following websites for comments about the ride:

Steep Climbs - Review of Tour de Lure    

Master Competitor - Tour de Lure Delivers on Many Levels


Thank you to our sponsors!

Presented by:






Joe and Jane Cowan    


Greg and Chris Simolke    


McDowell Amateur Radio Association


Corpening Memorial YMCA
348 Grace Corpening Dr., Marion, NC 28752
828 659 9622

For more information email Sadie Simpson or call 828 652 5903.